guileless

  • 1 Guileless — Guile less, a. Free from guile; artless. {Guile less*ly}, adv. {Guile less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 guileless — index clean, direct (forthright), genuine, honest, ingenuous, pure, simple, straightforward …

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  • 3 guileless — 1727, from GUILE (Cf. guile) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Guilelessly; guilelessness …

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  • 4 guileless — [adj] honest aboveboard, artless, candid, frank, genuine, ingenuous, innocent, naive, natural, open, simple, simple minded, sincere, straightforward, truthful, unaffected, undesigning, unsophisticated, unstudied; concepts 267,542,545 Ant. artful …

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  • 5 guileless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking guile; innocent and without deception. DERIVATIVES guilelessly adverb …

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  • 6 guileless — [gīl′lis] adj. without guile; candid; frank guilelessly adv. guilelessness n …

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  • 7 guileless — [[t]ga͟ɪlləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as guileless, you mean that they behave openly and truthfully and do not try to deceive people. [WRITTEN] Daphne was so guileless that Claire had no option but to believe her. Syn:… …

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  • 8 guileless — adjective how can you take advantage of someone so sweet and guileless? Syn: artless, ingenuous, naive, open, genuine, natural, simple, childlike, innocent, unsophisticated, unworldly, unsuspicious, trustful, trusting; honest, truthful, sincere,… …

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  • 9 guileless — adjective Date: circa 1616 innocent, naive • guilelessly adverb • guilelessness noun …

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  • 10 guileless — guilelessly, adv. guilelessness, n. /guyl lis/, adj. free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank. [1720 30; GUILE + LESS] Syn. artless, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated. * * * …

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  • 11 guileless — adjective Free from guile; honest but naïve …

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  • 12 guileless — Synonyms and related words: artless, bluff, blunt, born yesterday, candid, childlike, confiding, credulous, dependent, depending, direct, frank, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, naive, open, openhearted, outspoken, plain, reliant, relying, simple,… …

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  • 13 guileless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. artless, innocent, naive, unsuspecting, ingenuous, honest. See innocence. Ant., worldly wise. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. honest, frank, sincere; see naive . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. open,… …

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  • 14 guileless — guile|less [ˈgaıl ləs] adj behaving in an honest way, without trying to hide anything or deceive people = ↑open …

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  • 15 guileless — guile|less [ gaılləs ] adjective FORMAL always behaving honestly and expecting other people to be honest ╾ guile|less|ly adjective ╾ guile|less|ness noun uncount …

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  • 16 guileless — guile·less || gaɪlɪs adj. naive, unsophisticated; sincere, honest …

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  • 17 guileless — adjective innocent and without deception. Derivatives guilelessly adverb guilelessness noun …

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  • 18 guileless — a. Artless, honest, sincere, undesigning, unsophisticated, frank, pure, truthful, candid, ingenuous, open, straightforward, single minded, open hearted, simple hearted, simple minded …

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  • 19 guileless — adjective behaving in an honest way, without trying to hide anything or deceive people guilelessly adverb guilelessness noun (U) …

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  • 20 guileless — adj 1. open, open hearted, ingenuous, sincere, genuine, undeceptive, undeceitful, undeceiving, unfeigning, undissembling, undissimulating; aboveboard, open and aboveboard, up front, up and up, on the level, no nonsense; honorable, just, fair,… …

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